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Zen Brush Heart – October, November 2017

Japanese Sho Calligraphy and Markmaking

Sho practice

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KSD Rokpa, Basement Room
7 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DR


Monday 30th October 2017, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Monday 6th November 2017, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Monday 13th November 2017, 7.00pm - 8.00pm


Admission charge including materials

Age Suitability

16+ (due to restriction of the building)


We will practice calligraphy with traditional Japanese sumi ink and fude brushes on washi paper, suitable for beginners.

Beginning simply making marks with the ink, then working from inspiring Chinese and Japanese characters each night, relating to meditation, Buddhism or nature, such as:

月 tsuki  – moon

安楽  anraku – peace and joy

秋 aki – autumn

夢 yume – dream/ illusion

This is a practice where we can enjoy using ink and brushes, and be immersed in the moment of drawing the character, embracing our imperfections and nurturing our creativity and expression.

With demonstrations and friendly help from artist Blair Thomson, who is a member of Glasgow Zen Group and studied Sho and markmaking in Osawano, Japan with calligraphy Master Wakabayashi.

Great for folk with an interest in Zen or Buddhism or in Japanese and Chinese arts, no previous experience is needed. Booking is not necessary and you can come early for a cup of tea, if you would like to find out more please contact us.

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